Registered Nurse I - ICU

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Job Title Registered Nurse I - ICU
Facility Aurora BayCare Medical Center-188
Address 2845 Greenbrier Rd
City Green Bay
State WI
County Brown
Zip Code 54311
# Hours Per Pay Period (Bi-weekly) 48
Schedule 7pm-7am
Weekend Hours: 7pm-7am
Req # (optional) 84738BR
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Job Description Performs the nursing process to deliver safe, therapeutic, and quality care. This includes the assessment of patients; establishment and implementation of the nursing care plan; and evaluation of clinical outcomes within an inpatient environment. Consistently makes sound clinical decisions and demonstrates the ability to care for patients with complex problems.
REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS
· Reports to a Supervisor or above, who in turn reports to a Manager or above.
· No subordinates report to this position.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
· Provides ongoing patient centered nursing care. Completes initial assessment of patient including obtaining vital signs and gathering pertinent health information while following decision trees and protocols.
· Provides triage and consultation to patient, family, and/or significant others according to protocol and established guidelines.
· Initiates and implements a nursing plan of care individualized to the needs of each patient. Assesses patient/family readiness for participation and involves them in planning and implementing care. Seeks consultation as needed.
Recognizes significant changes in patient\'s condition, status and need for care. Provides ongoing assessment of patient and takes appropriate nursing actions when changes occur. Evaluates and implements changes of the plan of care as needed and collaborates with other health care team members to coordinate patient centered care.
Communicates with physicians and other members of the health care team. Provides patient status updates to physicians on a regular basis. Documents, maintains and updates accurate patient records according to agency, state, and federal guidelines.
Administers medications, under physician/provider orders, which may include: antibiotics, narcotic pain medications, vitamins, topical agents, insulin, blood thinners, and allergy antigens. Initiates, maintains and discontinues IV therapy; performs mixing of medications according to protocols.
Monitors the patient\'s medication needs and response to treatment. Adjusts medication as appropriate within scope of practice and utilizing protocols established by the physician. Performs laboratory procedures and assists the physician/provider with procedures and surgeries using principles of aseptic technique and standard precautions/infection control guidelines
Assists the physician/provider with procedures and/or surgeries. Performs advanced clinical tasks or skills such as complex wound care, hickman/port-a-cath/PIC line, central line care, conscious sedation, hyperalimentation, venipunture, etc., with demonstrated competency and under clinical supervision. Performs laboratory procedures using principles of aseptic technique and standard precautions/infection control guidelines.
Coordinates the discharge planning process by utilizing the interdisciplinary approach with the patient/family, physician, social worker, and other staff members as appropriate. Assesses and provides patient education and counseling to the patient, family, and/or significant others.
· Participates in at least one initiative to impact quality with demonstrated results. For example, reduction in patient falls, reduction in pressure ulcers, increase pain satisfaction, and/or improve patient safety.
Completes routine maintenance and quality monitoring of equipment using appropriate technique when cleaning, sterilizing and caring for instruments and other equipment.
Participates in patient centered initiatives, care management, performance, continuous quality improvement activities, and clinical research.
Performs various patient positioning and transporting duties, which require lifting and pushing/pulling, while utilizing proper technique.
· Must be able to demonstrate knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served. Must demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span and possess the ability to assess data reflective of the patient\'s status and interpret the appropriate information needed to identify each patient\'s requirements relative to his/her age-specific needs, and to provide the care needed as described in the department\'s policies and procedures. Age-specific information is developed further in the departmental job standards.
NON-ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
The following non-essential job functions are listed to inform you of significant duties and/or skills, which form some of the basis for evaluation for merit increases of employees in this position. This does not exclude consideration of applicants who do not possess the ability to perform those skills or duties upon application.
· Performs other duties as assigned or as necessity dictates.
SPECIALIZED KNOW-HOW AND REQUIREMENTS
· Current Registered Nurse (RN) license granted by the State of Wisconsin.
· Graduate of an accredited diploma or associate\'s degree in nursing program.
· Current Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) certification granted by the American Heart Association or current Basic Life Support (BLS) for Health Care Providers certification granted by the American Heart Association.
· Proficient computer skills including keyboarding, navigation within a windows operating system, use of electronic mail and electronic medical records systems.
· Excellent communication (written and verbal) and interpersonal skills.
· Ability to develop rapport and maintain positive, professional relationships with a variety of patients, staff and physicians.
· Demonstrated ability to effectively make critical, independent decisions.
Good organization, prioritization and problem solving skills.
Ability to multi-task with frequent interruptions.
Discover the Benefits: Imagine a work environment where you are valued for finding better ways of caring for our patients and are offered flexibility, mobility and growth through a wide range of career options. With Aurora you\'ll find a diverse and comprehensive blend of benefits designed to make your life better both inside and outside of the workplace.

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